Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz called its tripartite partners which include the mill workers sector, field workers sector, planters sector, millers sector, the regional directors and staff of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB) board secretaries in regions 2, 3, 4A and 5 for greater collaboration, support and commitment to come up with a national Human Resource Development  (HRD) masterplan that would eventually achieve decent work and better quality of lives for the most vulnerable workers in the sugarcane industry.

Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba of the DOLE's Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns (BWSC) yesterday reported to Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on the successful conduct of a five-day strategic planning workshop aimed to equip implementers of the Social Amelioration and Welfare Program (SAWP) in Regions 4-A, 5, 8, 11 and the National Capital Region with the concepts and tools necessary to alleviate the plight of biodiesel workers utilizing coconut as feedstock.

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